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WORLD's online columnists offer news analysis from a biblical perspective and insightful opinions on topics that arise at the intersection of Christianity and culture.

Black pastor threatened for endorsing GOP candidate

By La Shawn Barber
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Campaign 2014 | I “came out” as a conservative when I started writing professionally and blogging more than 10 years ago, and I’ve received my share of critical emails…

Who vs. whom

Who vs. whom

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Thank God He made people with different gifts. If everyone in the world had my particular gift set, there would be no technology: We would all be walking to…

Help for Middle East Christians

By Cal Thomas
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Persecution | American Christians have been slow to the point of near silence when it comes to speaking out about the atrocities committed against their fellow believers by…

A wake-up call

A wake-up call

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Way too early in the morning I got a text from a woman I count among the outer circle of my friends. I reached for my cell in the dark and yanked out the…

Bob Foster’s ordinary but effective evangelism

By Sophia Lee
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Religion | When I first interviewed 94-year-old Bob Foster I thought I could glean some interesting historical tidbits about the post–WWII days of evangelicalism (see…

Heroism at a moment’s notice

By D.C. Innes
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Canada | You hear gunshots. You look in the direction of the sound and see people scattering. Your attention is now focused on what you are sure is a developing crisis…

Who owns you, baby?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Campaign 2014 | You’re so controlling. You never listen to what I say … Why is it always  my  fault? Feminist campaign rhetoric around election time is like listening…

Thank God for angels

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | When my son J was a little boy, he nearly drowned in the neighbor’s pool, lured into the deep end by a tantalizing floating inner tube. I jumped in (fully…

I once was blind …

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | If an Ebola virus the size of a coyote came running at us, we could shoot it—but because it’s tiny, it can kill caregivers if they slip up even slightly.

Helping the suffering

Helping the suffering

By Russ Pulliam
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Books | In nearly every generation, the church learns again how to help the needy. David Apple of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia has stepped forward for…

It’s all about the fundamentals

By Barnabas Piper
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Sports | The longer I live as a Christian the more I realize that fundamentals are what lead to success. It holds true in just about any area of life: business,

A charged spiritual zone

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | On a recent Saturday I was with a group of 25 women who were strangers to me. The “ice-breaker” assignment was to find four things we had in common with…

 
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